Kings Bay 2020820

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Kings Bay (58KA)
Cruise identifier2020820
Cruise period2020-03-22 — 2020-04-05
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnBergen, Norway
ObjectivesIBWSS, International Blue Whiting Spawning Stock survey, coordinated by ICES. The main purpose of the cruise is the assessment of the spawning stock size, distribution and migrations of blue whiting using acoustic methods combined with sampling with pelagic trawls. The cruise is part of an international coordinated blue whiting survey with vessels from the Netherlands, Ireland, the Faroes and Norway participating. Information on other species such as argentines, mackerel and horse mackerel are collected upon encounter.
Chief scientistAage Hoines (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
ProjectICES International Blue Whiting Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCKings Bay 2020820 NPRC kingsbay_2020820.pdf (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWes tof UK and Ireland